The Rake's Song

by HomeBrewed Studios

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You guys remember that one time you wanted us to write a story about when one of us got married just the other year? Well we just stole someone else's work. Does that satisfy your thirst?

"The Rake's Song" is originally written and performed by The Decemberists. Thanks for allowing us to use your song at all of our weddings, funerals, and proms. It makes our dads proud.

You can find the video for this song here:


I had entered into a marriage
In the summer of my twenty-first year
And the bells rang for our wedding
Only now do I remember it clear
Alright, alright, alright

No more a rake and no more a bachelor
I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
Until her womb start spilling out babies
Only then did I reckon my curse
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

First came Eziah with his crinkled little fingers
Then came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
Mercifully taking her mother along
Alright, alright, alright

What can one do when one is a widower?
Shamefully saddled with three little pests
All that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
So my burden I began to divest
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

Charlotte, I buried after feeding her foxglove
Dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
Eziah fought but was easily bested
Burned his body for incurring my wrath
Alright, alright, alright

And that's how I came your humble narrator
To be living so easy and free
Expect you think that I should be haunted
But it never really bothers me
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright


released October 22, 2015
John "Cold Feet" Kargol: Vocals, bass, ring bearer, singing, songing, stick clicks, shouts and mega toms.

Brandon "MIA" Lerbs: Drums, acoustic guitar, best man, electric guitar, tambourine, shouts, stick clicks and mega toms .

Engineered, mixed, and listened to by John Kargol and Brandon Lerbs.

Cinematography and video editing by Brandon Lerbs and John Kargol.

Additional shouts, screams and noises by:
Blake "Baby Blues" Johnson
Bre "Flask Hands" Lewis
Brynna "Flower Girl" Hanson
Daniel "Dan" Olson
Derek "What Beard" Sparks
Elora "Soft Knees" Riley
Jamie "Holy Hands" Rain
Kelly "Cross fit" Pesola
Luna "Shit Cat" Rain
Sarah "Casket Weaver" Stevenson
Stephanie "Six-Pack" Thorup

Extra congratulations to Weston and Randi Johnson for their marriage, which provided the garter seen in this video.

Special thanks to everyone who never believed in us (mom) don't rub it in.



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